Purdue partners with The Kauffman Foundation for Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 24, 2009
To celebrate the vital role entrepreneurs play in innovation, job creation, and economic recovery, Purdue participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16 to 22 to inspire and engage young people to get involved in entrepreneurship. The week is intended to connect young business brains from over 80 countries through local, national and global activities designed to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.
On November 19 the Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program hosted and organized a workshop, Lessons in Fundraising with guest speaker Ron Ellis, in the Burton D. Morgan Center. Ellis is the co-founder of Endocyte and has led the biomedical company’s success in securing $90M in capital to date. Located in Purdue Research Park, Endocyte has developed a novel technology to improve the safety and efficacy of potent drugs by targeting them directly to diseased cells in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
More than 100 people attended the event, including students from the University’s Interns for Indiana and Discovery Park Research Internship programs.
Global Entrepreneurship Week was initiated and founded by the Make Your Mark campaign and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private nonpartisan foundation pushing entrepreneurship and innovation to improve human welfare and advance economies.
- Sascha Harrell